William K. Orr


Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
P.O. Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6


William Orr focuses his practice on corporate governance and has acted for many boards of directors and independent committees of boards. Bill specializes in securities regulation including multi-national transactions in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries. He is a recognized expert in public and private financing, private placements, takeover bids, mergers and acquisitions, going-private transactions, corporate governance, restructurings, and stock exchange and securities enforcement issues. His clients include boards and independent committees of boards of directors, public companies, investment dealers and institutional investors.

Among his current mandates, Bill serves as independent counsel to the Board of OMERS Administration Corporation.

Bill has taught securities regulation and business law courses at Queen's University, Osgoode Hall Law School, McGill University and the University of Toronto. In 1985 he co-authored a book, Private Placements in Canada, published by Carswell.


  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, 1976
  • BA, University of Toronto, 1973

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